TimeSpan.Addition Operator

Adds two specified TimeSpan instances.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static TimeSpan operator +(
	TimeSpan t1,
	TimeSpan t2


Type: System.TimeSpan

The first time interval to add.

Type: System.TimeSpan

The second time interval to add.

Return Value

Type: System.TimeSpan
An object whose value is the sum of the values of t1 and t2.


The resulting TimeSpan is less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.

The Addition method defines the addition operator for TimeSpan values. It enables code such as the following:

TimeSpan time1 = new TimeSpan(1, 0, 0, 0);   // TimeSpan equivalent to 1 day.
TimeSpan time2 = new TimeSpan(12, 0, 0);     // TimeSpan equivalent to 1/2 day.
TimeSpan time3 = time1 + time2;              // Add the two time spans.

Console.WriteLine("  {0,12}\n +  {1,10}\n   {3}\n    {2,10}", 
                  time1, time2, time3, new String('_', 10));
// The example displays the following output: 
//           1.00:00:00 
//        +    12:00:00 
//          __________ 
//           1.12:00:00

Languages that do not support custom operators can call the Add method instead.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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